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My Book-Loving Village Friends

September 24th, 2020 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“What does it take for a small independent bookstore to survive? It takes hard work, perseverance, sacrifice–and it takes a village of friends who love books and are eager and willing to support a bookstore. “My heart overflows with gratitude for my book-loving village friends! You are the secret to my success!” –Pamela Grath, owner […]

This Is What I Wanted

July 30th, 2020 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“This is exactly what I intended to do, to bring together a whole room around poetry or literature … to see everybody laughing together. This is it, this is what I wanted.” –Nicole Sullivan, who opened the BookBar, Denver, Colorado, in Bookselling This Week

‘The Public Narrative About Our Industry Has Changed’

September 29th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Nationally, the network of independent bookstores has seen and is continuing to see real, sustained growth. This vitality is the result of your hard work, innovation, and a commitment to selecting and showcasing titles that we passionately believe in and that we know will find readers in our communities…. Believe me, I know you can’t […]

When a Shortstop Wants to ‘Grow Up to Be in Publishing’

July 28th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“I know a lot of kids who want to grow up to play shortstop for the Yankees, but this may well be the first case of a shortstop for the Yankees wanting to grow up to be in publishing–which makes it a fine day indeed for publishers.” –Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, in […]

Bookstores ‘Will Continue to Be Rediscovered & Reincarnated’

November 19th, 2015 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Just like that old classic with a newly designed cover that might attract you for some unexplained reason, the bookstore is a place where not only the old and new converge, but connect…. I see these conversations and interactions happening daily, and each time it does, I am reminded not only of the importance of […]

Bookstore Customers ‘Woke Up to What’s Important’

October 15th, 2015 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Customers are making decisions to patronize locally owned retail stores because they recognize that where they spend their money makes a difference. They’ve seen the closure of important local stores or institutions and kind of woke up to what’s important from that regard.” –Dan Cullen, content officer for the American Booksellers Association, in “3 Reasons […]

Authors Need to Get Involved

June 25th, 2015 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“If you had asked me two years ago, I would not have thought it was my responsibility. But I do think authors need to get involved with all sort of aspects of publishing and health of the publishing industry. This is not every man working for themselves, we need to think and work as a […]


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